Rain fails to slow Billie football in win Friday
By Matt Ward —
Heavy rainfall may have ruined Parents’ Night, but neither the weather nor the Lampasas Badgers could keep the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team from building momentum as the Billies won their third straight in a 24-7 home victory Friday evening.
“It was a good, fun night to play football. The kids were excited about getting muddy and mixing it up a little bit,” FHS head coach Lance Moffett said.
“We shortened the amount of time we were going to be out there (for pregame) because we didn’t want them to sit out there for 45-50 minutes getting waterlogged,” Moffett added. “They normally get wet from sweat, but if you’re standing there getting wet, that’s not a good thing. Your shoes don’t feel good and your uniform is soaking wet.”
Though the pre-game festivities were rained out, Moffett said Monday that Parents’ Night has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, when the Billies host Boerne.
From the outset, any time Lampasas began to build momentum, the Fredericksburg defense countered with one of their six forced turnovers on the evening.
After the Billies fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage, cornerback Mason Clark intercepted a Lampasas pass deep in FHS territory to end the Badger drive.
“It was an overthrow by the quarterback,” Clark said. “I was covering my man deep, he overthrew the out and I caught it.”
FHS converted the turnover into points as the Billies finished off the seven-play, 90-yard drive with a two-yard rushing touchdown by Paco Martinez to take a 6-0 lead with 6:25 left in the first quarter.
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